WAILUKU, Maui--Before a crowd of Filipino-Americans and guests gathered at the front lawn of the Maui County building on October 1st, Mayor Charmaine Tavares had the distinct honor of reading a Mayoral Proclamation declaring October as Filipino-American History Month in the county of Maui.
The document stated, “Filipino-Americans serve our community as doctors, nurses, engineers, business owners, government officials and in many other ways. As valued citizens, they play a vital role in shaping our cultural heritage and shared history.”
[picture courtesy of Maui County]
During the event, the Philippine National flag was raised as the national anthem was sung by the attendees. In his remarks, Philippine Consul General Leoncio Cardenas praised the Filipino-American community for their significant contributions to the community at large and for their continued efforts to perpetuate the Filipino culture and legacy.
[pictures courtesy of Maui County]